[ExI] Alcor dumping "grandfathering"? (Max More)

natasha at natasha.cc natasha at natasha.cc
Thu Sep 1 18:49:23 UTC 2011

   Hint: make cryonics sexier

   (alternatively, make it a bit green:  "sustainable selves";  
"Recycle your identity! Don't let your biocells pollute the earth")

   Quoting spike <spike66 at att.net>:

> On Thu, Sep 1, 2011 at 2:40 AM,  Max More <max at maxmore.com> wrote:
>>> ...Gaining new members is high on my priority list, starting in the very
> near future.
>> ... And ask the members for ideas and help.  You *can't* do the job by
> yourself!
> Keith Henson
> Well said, ja.  There are many of us who would volunteer to help Alcor at
> local events, even some of us who are not yet personally signed up.  We know
> that head freezing is not a high bucks line of business, and that Alcor
> needs to watch its pennies.  We get that.  We encourage that.  Thrift is
> good.  We wouldn't sign up for any cryopreservation company if we saw
> useless extravagance.  We want to help.  It wouldn't even cost much for
> Alcor or a volunteer to put together a training powerpoint file, to help
> volunteers to do the basics, dress nicely, act sanely, put a good face on
> what is really a difficult thing in every circumstance: dealing with death
> and dying.
> On this last point, do let me assure you as one who is dealing rapidly
> declining health in (if we include in-laws and steps) all six parents.  So
> far I have been unsuccessful in selling the cryonics notion in all cases.  I
> am 0 for 6 so far, even if we ignore grandparents, none of whom would have
> anything to do with cryonics.
> We have smart, socially redeemable volunteers right here.  Use us!
> spike
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